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Fortifications of Vauban

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This 17th century citadel was built by famed military engineer Vauban. Its fortress and tunnels, which we saw are a UNESCO monument all thanks to Louis XIV when he ordered... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

This 17th century citadel was built by famed military engineer Vauban. Its fortress and tunnels, which we saw are a UNESCO monument all thanks to Louis XIV when he ordered Vauban, Marshal of France and the foremost military engineer of his age, famed for his skill in both designing fortifications and breaking through them, to strengthen the existing fortifications at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2010

I was very happy when I learned that the Fortifications of Vauban are listed as a World Heritage Site. Looking at the body of Vauban's work, which reaches across France to all her borders, I am amazed by the scope of his creativity and productivity. While the history of war is bathed in horror, free of its grip I look... More 

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